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    December 7, 2013
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. we're live at sfo, where an elderly palo alto detained for more than a month in north korea is expected home this morning. i'm tell you about the circumstances surrounding his release. >> speed and weather being blamed for an accident in the south bay that left one person dead. >> a soggy mess in castro valley after a water main break. how many homes and businesses were affected and the cleanup underway. "mornings on 2" starts now.
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. >> good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2". it's saturday, december 7th. i'm market market. >> i'm claudine wong. let's check in with rosemary orozco. >> now we're on the tail end of this system. some of us even waking up with mostly sunny skies. so we saw a decent amount of rain and some snow to our local hills and mountains, picking up a little rain-snow had mix over mount diablo. a few sprinkles still over the hills near altamont. it may cross over 580. this is tapering off. i'll did one last shift and show you in the diablo range, east of areas like morgan hill and gilroy perhaps a rain-snow mix here. santa cruz mountains picked up a little snow. st. helena reported a little snow. we'll look at the rainfall totals for our area and where we go from here forward now that the rain is out of here. we'll folk out cold again.
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. new, police say excessive speed and wet roads led to a deadly accident in san jose. it happened around 12:30. police say the vehicle was speeding when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree. two lanes were shut down while crews cleaned up the damage. efforts are being made to provide supplies and shelter to as many homeless people as possible. four men in the south bay died from hypothermia during this week's cold snap. three of them were homeless. the office of emergency services provided 600 blanketses to the agency ehc life builders. last night volunteers hit the streets passing out those blankets and other supplies to many of the bay area's homeless encampments. >> in this community where we have so much wealth, we had several people lose their lives because tfer too cold. that should not happen. >> volunteers will continue passing out the blankets and
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supplies throughout the weekend. ehc life builders will be bringing in additional beds at three of its shelters. 375 beds can be found at ehc's santa clara county shelters. snow and some pockets in the bay area are proming caltrans to pull out the snowplows. yesterday it had the flow plows and sand trucks out in the urban corridors which is unusual. caltrans said its crews were patroling to make sure snow and ice don't stick on the roads. we'll have a live report from the sierra foothills with more on how the recent storm could impact your trip to the mountains. pg&e crews worked through the night to restore power it to hundreds of bay area can customers. the biggest outage was in oakland, more than 1100 people were forced to deal with the cold without power. a power outage in san anselmo left more than 600 homes and businesses in the dark. power has been restored for
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nearly all of the customers. power is restored for 3600 homes and businesss in benicia. pg&e says the power outage was reported thursday night just as temperatures were dropping to their lowest levels. pg&e says an underground cable is to blame for the power outage. you can get the latest weather information at ktvu.com. . cleanup will begin in a castro valley neighborhood after large water main break. just after 7:30 last night a 12-inch wide main burst sending water gushing into a half dozen homes near seven hills road and santa maria avenue. water three to four feet deep flooded living rooms, garages and yards. 20 people were forced out of their homes. >> we were just in our living room and just heard this rushing and thought it was pouring rain or something was happening. we looked out here and the water was rushing. we came out pretty quickly.
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it just was nonstop for probably a half-hour. >> that water main break also created a sinkhole. . we're following developing news. merrill newman, the 85-year-old palo alto man who was detained in north korea for six weeks, is right now on a plane headed to sfo. he will land in a couple of hours. we're live at sfo where a welcome home crowd continues to grow. >> reporter: that scheduled ?riet supposed to land at 8:58. we expect family to alive closer to that time. it's sure to be a warm welcome for the korean war veteran who has been away from his wife, family and friends for more than a month now. we have video of merrill newman in china last night on his way home. the ordeal started when merrill newman visited north korea in october. just as he was about to board a flight for china, he was
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detained on october 26 and charged with hostile acts against the state. the associated press says merrill newman served in a it top secret military unit that trained south koreans to sneak into north korea during the war. during his time in custody in north korea, they released a video of the veteran apologizing for his actions. the north korean government does have a history of coercesing statements from detainees. we may learn more about the circumstances surrounding the statement as he returns to u.s. soil. he spoke with reporters briefly in china. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance that the government has given to me to be on my way. >> what would you like to do first? >> go home and see my wife. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. >> pyongyang released merrill newman citing his advanced age and health. he suffers from a heart condition but was given his medication while he was detained. while he is expected home this
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morning, there is still another american detained in north korea. coming up, i'll have more on the effort to bring him home and we will continue to track merrill newman's flight home and can check in with family as they arrive. back to you. . one woman is dead, another hurt, after a shooting at a hip-hop concert in vallejo last night. it happened at dan foley park just before midnight. police say multiple shooters got into a gun battle in the parking lot and say two women caught in the crossfire were innocent bystanders. a 34-year-old-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the hospital. the other victim was treated and released. the the sheriff's deputy who shot and killed andy lopez is going back to work next week. the sheriff's department says the deputy will remain on desk doubt until the district attorney decides if criminal charges will be filed. he has been off the job since the shooting on october 22.
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police say he did not realize that the assault rifle style gun lopez was holding was not real. . funeral arrangements are now set for nelson mandel awmplet memorials continue to grow outside the home where he once lived and the house where he died. flags in south africa are at half staff until mandel saw laid to rest and his village in the eastern cape on december 15. tomorrow marks a national day of prayer and reflection. a memorial service will be held on tuesday. it will be attended by president obama and the first lady and former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton and former sexting tear of state hillary clinton. >> wurcht things that sometimes gets lost in the incredible personal impact he made on the world because of the way he handled his imprisonment and conducted himself later is that he was a very, very good
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president. >> mandela died on thursday at the age of 95. his body will lie in state. president obama's phoned mandela's widow. san francisco will hold its own memorial for mandela wednesday at 8:00 a.m. it will be in the city hall rotunda. former mayor willie brown has been asked to organize the service. . let's head over to rosemary orozco. we have the oakland holiday children's parade today. hoping for some good weather for that. >> it will be dry. bring the winter coat. you will need it again. behind this system cold air spilling into the bay area, could be breezy for some of us into the afternoon. it will be a chilly one. we'll struggle in the upper
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40s the sun is shining it's makes its way up. another, i don't know, minute or two until the fish sunrise. we might be right up on it. we're clearing out this morning. let's look at some of the rainfall totals over the last 24 hours. .47 in napa. .4 in santa rosa. almost .3 for oakland, san francisco picking up almost .4. san jose picking up .13. we have seen snowfall in areas right around the santa cruz mountains, right over the summit, mount st. helena has reported a little snow. northern areas of napa county reported some snow yesterday. a few sprinkles that may or may not be hitting the ground at this point. it's sort of fascinating when we get that snow in our local hills. i'm seeing a little here remaining. that moisture over mount diablo. the altamont pass area stretching across 580. this is just the very tail end.
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we're going to see this actually continue to move to the south. if you are going to tahoe this weekend, still snow with an advisory over tahoe until 10:00 a.m. for the west slope droiring up to tahoe it's until 4:00 p.m. today. we have snow levels to pollock pines and in and around areas from truckee into blue canyon. snow level still fairly low, 3500 feet-4500 feet out there this morning. the winds are picking up. 8 miles per hour in nap awrks 9 in fairfield, 6 in santa rosa. it's going to be a little breezy for some into the afternoon. with this system moving through and the winds, we're a lot warmer this morning. when i say, that i'm talking 10, 15 degrees warmer than yesterday. some of us still near freezing. santa rosa 35, 35 fairfield, low 40s in and around san
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francisco and oakland. for the afternoon today, mid- to upper 40s, oakland, hayward about 50, as well as mountain view. behind this system, chilly weather moving in again. i do expect a freeze warning for your sunday morning. i'll have a detailed look of that freeze warring coming up. bad kid is making his way back to san francisco. 5-year-old miles scott is returning to the city to support san francisco police and the make a wish foundation at its annual braise the bay fundraiser. miles will be the specialty honoree at the event today. he will be there cheering on participantss at the fun run and the sant ought plunge into the bay. the san francisco police chief's son has raised $30,000 in batkid t-shirt sales. the designer says all of the process will be donated to the make a wish foundation. the website is up and
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running but the t-shirt is sold out. other items are available including sweatshirts and a beanie. a major company announces plans to bring thousands of jobs to the u.s. the ties that company has to the bay area. >> a major storm continues to hammer parts of the midwest. how that storm is impacting hundreds of people in the bay area. >> a live look outside. i-880 at the truckee scales. be safe if you are headed up there. you will need chains on 50 and 80. this is "mornings on 2". i love watching tv outside.
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. thank you for joining us. this is a live look at downtown oakland, partly cloudy skies as the rain and mountain snow showers begin to end. parts of the central and southern united states are blanketed in snow this morning,
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a wind chill advisory is in effect for northeast arkansas and the missouri boot heel. wind chills to drop to zero to minus 5 degrees. there was snow, freezing rain and sleet from canada to texas, oklahoma and tennessee. >> my nose is coold my ears are cold. >> my car wouldn't start. i tried to jump it. that did not work. here i am taking the bus. >> the storm is now headed to the capital. an ice storm could hit virginia and washington, d.c., tomorrow. a new system brought snow to the pacific northwest yesterday. there is a chance of snow today in las vegas. 25,000 marathoners in texas are learning you cannot run from old man winter. annual dallas marathon scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled. a fitness expo in conjunction with that run was also scrubbed. a downtown parade set for today was called off for the first time in 26 years. the storms are causing delays at
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airports across the nation. hundreds of flights are cancelled at dallas-fort worth international airport. that is leading to a chain reaction throughout the country. close to 50 flights to and from sfo were cancelled yesterday. there were about 20 cancellations at san jose and while oakland reported no cancelled flights, there were delays up to a half-hour. the ?ee ice storms are disrupting holiday deliver ease with 2 1/2 weeks before christmas. this is the height of the holiday shipping season. fedex and amazon have notified some customers of potential delays. walmart says it shipped extra merchandise to its stores ahead of the storms. . the certain for a missing san jose pilot has been suspended due to bad weather in idaho. snow is expected to fall there for several more days. dozens of people have been searching for the plane are registered software executive dale smith. they lost radio contact sunday afternoon after smith reported
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engine trouble. he was traveling with two of his children, his daughter-in-law and future son-in-law. it's unclear when aerial searches will resume. an oakland woman who lost her son to gun violence will take part in a rally next week in washington, d.c. 17-year-old christopher jones was killed in a drive-by shooting outside his family's home new year's i've 2010. no one has ever been charged in the case. his mother says she's part of a contingent that will represent california at a national vigil for homicide victims. it will be held at the washington national cathedral two days before the first anniversary of the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. thousands of people are expected to gather for a memorial to honor actor paul walker tomorrow. walker was killed last weekend wrt porsche i was riding in crashed in santa clarita. a memorial at that crash site has been growing ever since. thousands of people have rsvped for the memorial at 5:00 sunday at the scene where walker died.
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. while people are waking up to a little snow and in some parts of the bay area. if that's the case it usually means big snow in the mountains. we're live in placerville with a look at the new snow that came down overnight in the sierra. >> reporter: good morning. it's a whole different scene than it was yesterday. i was here getting a christmas tree yesterday. it was dry. there is a lot of snow on the ground now. residents say they have not seen this much snow in five or six years. i'm told there is four to six inches here and the elevation is only 1800 feet. the big concern is the roads are not being plowed as quickly as caltrans would like because resources are being stretched very thin on this snowy morning. highway 50 is very slushy. we witnessed a inform spinouts today. do be careful if you are traveling this way.
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don't forget your snow chains. according to the highway patrol, you shouldn't drive faster than 25 miles an hour if you are heading this way. be careful out here. back to you. . controversial new policy at one midwest school. why student have to give up their hair sample every week. why other schools are watching that school so closely. . >> the wet weather is coming to an end. the cold weather is returning. i'll have a look at where we can expect a freeze warning by morning.
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. defense secretary chuck hagel flies to afghanistan today. the surprise visit and part of his week-long middle east tour, this is video of defense secretary chuck hagel yesterday when he was meeting with american soldiers in bahrain. there he is.
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the pentagon says he is traveling to afghanistan to thank troops for their service. he does not plan to meet with afghan president karzai who is can currently in a dispute with the white house because he is refusing to sign a security agreement that would allow u.s. troops to stay in afghanistan past 2014. defense secretary chuck hagel announced that the afghan defense minister reassured him that the security deal will be signed in a timely manner. a high school in illinois is making headlines for a controversial new policy that requires students to submit to random alcohol tests. the school is owfd chicago. this fall the private catholic school began weekly alcohol testing. using hair samples the tests can reveal if a student has had more than an occasional glass of wine in the past 90 days. >> this policy is aimed at helping kids say no and aimed at helping sid c kids who are starting to get into the has been ift using alcohol change.
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>> a majority of students say they do support the testing. according to the aclu, the testing is an invasion of privacy. other schools around the country say they're keeping a close eye on the success or failure of the new policy. . happening today caltrans holiday train is getting ready to leave the station. tonight the train will start its holiday tours making stops in nine stations between san francisco and santa clara. it's decorated with 60,000 lights. the traint begins its journey in san francisco at 4:00 p.m. and tomorrow. . the holiday spirit alive and well in oakland's jack london square. the annual tree lighting here was last night. the tree features 5,000 sparkling white lights and stands 55 feet tall. people attended the event and
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brought toys and food for different charities. all right. we have seen the snow in the sierra, cold outside. it looks nice outside. rosemary orozco is saying you will still need to bundle up. >> you are right. frigid temperatures returning to the bay area. this morning because of the system moving through, the clouds, that wind, not as cold as yesterday morning. we'll get back to the very cold temperatures as early as tomorrow morning. storm tracker 2, this system all but winding down picking up a few cells still over the east bay hills. all of our live shots are showing us that we're waking up with mostly clear skies, partly cloudy skies, as this system continues to move into southern california. we have a freeze warning that will begin in the overnight hours. it's for everybody except for san francisco. san francisco the only area not in that shade of blue or purple. freezing conditions expected overnight and early sunday
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morning. for today temperatures in the low 30s to low 40s outside. it's still chilly. it's breezy in some areas. we're not as cold as yesterday morning. this afternoon notice low to mid-40s by noon were, mid-50s to 50 degrees is all we see for the second half of the day, 10-15 degrees below average. sunday will be just as cool. we finally get into a more moderate pattern first half of the work week, a slow warming trend. back to you. >> it's another chilly morning in the bay area. chp says drivers still need to stay alert because of the cold. . >> we're live in sfo where an elderly palo alto man detained for more than a month in north korea is can expected home this morning. i'll have the latest on his
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arrival.
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right knew an 85-year-old bay area man at the center of an international tug of war is headed back home. why north korea said it released him after detaining him for six weeks.
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welcome back to mornings ono 2. >> we begin this half hour with sloping news. just about 90 minutes from now the once detained meryl newman will hand at the airport. he was held for what they called hostile acts committed 60 years ago. we are live outside sfo where newman's wife will soon land. >> reporter: good morning. the flight is supposed to arrive at 8:58. local media is here, national media. we have yet to see family but i imagine they will arrive soon. it'll be a warm homecoming for this man who has been away for more than a month at this point. let me show you video of him last night as he was china. it started when he visited north korea in october but just as he was about to board a flight home he was defined. that was on october 26th and he was charged with hostile acts
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against the state. the associated press said newman served in a top secret military unit that trained south koreanns. during his time the north released a video of him apologizing for his actions. the north government has a history of forcing statements from detainees. we may learn more about the circumstances around the statement as newman returns to united states soil. but there is an american still in custody in north kore and newman's son asked for that man's safe return. >> we hope that he too will be allowed to rejoin with his family soon. >> reporter: the north kore, in, s detained kevin bay last year after he was allegedly caught with photographs of starving or fans. you orphans. he has been sentenced to 15 years hard labor. his family is asking the united
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states government for more help in bringing bay home. it was the swedish government who helped broker newman's release. is he expected in about 90 minutes. we hope to talk to him and family. there has been a podium set up issue inside the airport. we will step in and check on those set up plans and we will bring you more at eight. >> law enforcement says it bears repeating. drivers need to slow down in this wet and cold weather the highway patrol said the number of accidents always spike in bad weather a big concern black ice. that's what the falling rain turns in to standing water and then into ice because of the freezing temperatures overnight black ice is hard to spot and can cause cars to loose control. >> if you run over black ice just continue forward, take your foot off the gas. you will hear when your tires regain traction then engage the
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brakes. >> when it starts to rain the chp recommends driving five miles an hour slower and if you are headed to the sierra where chains are required, just remember that maximum speed limit drops to 25. in preparation for the wet winter months napa is handing out sandbags. this is video from september when the napa river caused flooding. this is the first sandbag day and they will be held on the first day of each month of march first. people need too bring a shovel and gloves. >> the possibility of ice and snow have moved today's beacon lighting celebration. it remembers more than 2300 troops killed in the attack on pearl harbor. the ceremony has been moved to the ary at the cal state east bay campus in concord but the beacon will still be lit. since it was restored it'll shine even brighter. today does mark the 72nd anniversary of the attack on
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pearl harbor. about 2500 marines and sailors were killed that day prompting the united states to enter the war. there are a handful of people still alive today that survived that attack including a former state senator from louisiana. >> dozens of friends and family gathered together to hold a vigil for the vallejo father shot to death. he was described as a devoted father of two. he was killed just outside his door at an apartment complex. they say brown may have been shot by a would be burglar when he stepped outside. >> it'll mean so much to my family, to his family if we can get the littlest piece of anything that will help solve this. it deserves to be solved. he didn't deserve this. >> police say they have a few witnesses but want more people to come forward in order to help solve this case. two people are recovering after the car they were in smashed into a home in the
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south bay. it happened yesterday afternoon. san jose fire officials say it started when two vehicles collided. firefighters had to make a brace out of lumber to keep the wall from coming down. >> a man suspected of towning two cats who delonged to a home woman has been arrested. he was arrested yesterday. he confronted a homeless woman on pier14, witnesses say that he threw her belongings and her two cats into the bay. patterson is now facing two counts of animal cruelty and if convicted could get up to two years in jail. three teen boys have been arrested after allegedly getting two girls drunk and raping them at wild cat canyon regional park. it happened sometime late last friday night. the girls ages 14 and 17 were drinking with the boys before they passed out.
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regional parks police arrested the three teens on wednesday, two are 17, the others 15. others 15. >> they have suffered a traumatic incident and these young laid yeses women are very strong. >> they are waiting for reports to see if anyone date rape drugs were used. right now its not known if the teenagers will be charged as adults. >> toppled space heat sparked a fire a fire broke out as the man and his son slept on a futon. the upper floor filled quickly. the 44 father said that he grabbed a gulp of air before going back into find his son. >> the bed was on fire and he went to grab his son and that's what there was smoke in the house. it was going and he burned his feet. >> the victim's wife who was at work said that her husband
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has several weeks of recovery. that apartment wassa total loss. police in val johan johan are vallejo are looking for three men who robbed a bank. the men took off in a small silver sedan. anyone with information is asked to call police . a plan to fiction the fix the public radio system could cost tens of millions of dollars. it's recommended all police replace all the radios as soon as possible. that could cost between 15 and $20 million. officials have been working for months to repair the system. many describe it unreliable. the radios malfunctioned during the president's visit to oakland last year. >> time now is 7:37, it's a little chilly so we are watching the temperatures and is the rain gone? that's the question . >> it's pretty much out of here.
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cold enough to snow. yes we did receive some snow in the local hills, santa cruz mountains reporting a little bit. we will give you a live look here over mount diablo or at least the east bay hills and now beginning to clear out. some of us with mostly sunny skies, we will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy for your afternoon. if you were lucky enough to pick up a photograph of some of that snow, send it to me. i will take allocate a look at that. you can find us. this is a two hour loop and you can see all but winding down we have clouds along the coastline and i'm tracking just a few cells indicating the mix of rain and snow although my live picture not showing me any of this. this right over mount diablo and the pink and white. that mix of rain and snow. perhaps a few snows remaining over the pass area and the hills just above it. we have snow remaining in the sierra if you are heading to there you will need chains, 50 and 80, snow levels between
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4,000 feet and 4500 feet along highway 50 into tahoe and then around blue canyon. this will continue to change for today. there is an advisory that expires for the tahoe area at ten but for the west slope, getting up into tahoe that lasts until four this afternoon. when you have an advisory like that it means blowing snow a possibility and it could be really tough to see. this system moving through in the over night brought us a good amount of rain, some snow to our local hills and now behind it very cold air going to settle in once again, a little breezy for your afternoon and by tomorrow morning we are dealing with a freeze warning once again for the bay area. 35 degrees right now santa rosa, we are looking at 42 outside the door in san francisco, oakland at 44, i want to show you something. we get into the mid to upper 40s and stay there. so, we are looking at 44 in oakland right now. take a look at this afternoon high for oakland. we will looking at 50 degrees
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for oakland. for some of us, cool this morning, but not a lot of changes in to the afternoon. widespread mid40s to about 50 degrees is all we will see for today with breeze writeconditions for some. 49 in san jose, 48 santa cruz. the extended forecast with your weekend always in view. we have a freeze warn that will move into place overnight. excluding the city of san francisco. then as which get we get into monday, tuesday, wednesday just a slow warming trend. i will have a look at the detailed information on that coming up. >> new this morning the president is calling on congress to take care of those hurt most by the recession. >> right now more than one million of our fellow americans are poised to loose an important life line just a few days after christmas. if congress doesn't do something about it. >> in this morning's weekly address the president said before lawmakers leave they need to extend unemployment benefits to 1.3 million whose benefits will end at the end of
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the year. he said they include 20,000 veterans who served the country. >> shoppers across the country shell out big bucks on apple products they are getting ready to bring jobs to the united states. they are buying converting a failed solar energy plant in mesa arizona to pump cutting edge technology and two thousand jobs in to the area. >> they would like to be seen as an american company. they would like to do some things that make them look better. >> earlier this year apple ceo tim cook announced his plans to inject $100 million into a mac product line to be built in the united states. it's all part of their made in the usa push which also includes building a facility in texas and a repair shop in pennsylvania. apple is releasing a new technology called ibeacon. once inside a store it'll send you messages about your orders, events and its products you are
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standing next too. in order for it to work though users need to down load the app, allow it to use their location and have blue tooth turned on. major league baseball plans to use it at parks. >> a unique flight from san francisco enter in international for young children fighting serious illnesses. the special destination for them. >> and getting ready for a huge rivalry. as excitement heats up how security is also ramping up. why the chief of police said the department is taking extra precautions and why officers won't wear their normal uniforms. >> and another live look. this traffic in fremont on 680. chp reporting black ice on bay area roadways. if you are about to head out be careful. two hands on the wheel though it's not raining right now. [ male announcer ] some things are simply better at home.
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mostly sun maniy skies, -- sunny skies. mount diablo park picking up 66 one hundredths of rain. the sun's magnetic field is changing as it reaches the peak of its cycle. its part of what sciencists call the solar maximum. the dramatic shift are shown by an increase in sun spots and solar activity such as flares. they say it happens every 11 years. >> the north pole has already flipped over a year ago. we are waiting for the south pole to also flip. we think it'll in the next couple months. that will mark the very peak of solar maximum. >> sciencists say once it's reached the sun will slowly decrease its activity levels
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until it hits minimum in a few years. >> pg&e's new control center in is now up and running. the 38 million-dollar center was built as a result of the san browno bruno explosion. sea think it'll make it safer. technology gives the ability to talk to their crews in realtime. they also have a room where system operators can practice drills on emergencies like leaks, brakes and disruptions. the switch from toll takers to electronic tolling on the golden gate bridge may save monday dioqu but. 28 lost their jobs in march to make room for the new system but now 25 customer service reps had to be hired to field phone calls from confused customers. the transportation commission said because of that the new system has also required costly upgrades. >> we are saving money that was the goal of the program so,
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yes there is been some confusion but it's not mass hysteria. >> they say they are saving more than a million dollars and the. >> people with disabilities fear they could be hurt if the bart labor disputes aren't resolved. while many can turn to back up plans, disabled riders say that they may be stuck with limited or no other mode of transportation. ac transit carries more than 170,000. they are in a six day cooling off period that started on october 22nd. construction on a new seayway store is on hold because of permit problems. they hoped to open by next summer. some had expressed concern that the new store would increase traffic in a conguested intersection. >> there are privacy concerns
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in connection to the covered california program a spokesperson said it gave agents the names and contact information for tens of thousands of people who logged onto the website to check out the coverage. the information was released despite the fact they specifically asked not to be contacted. cover california said it handed out the information as part of a pilot program to help people enroll by that deadline. information did not include social security numbers or income. >> alaska airlines is adding service between san jose and salt lake city. it's set to start in june and delta is onlyo the airline offering nonstop service to salt lake city. alaska officials say that tickets will be available starting next week. it's a welcome news for holiday travelers, some are being picked to breeze through airport security. the tsa precheck line is normally a service travelers pay for but some are being picked for a one time use the special line. the tsa said that's beastly are
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focusing a risk based security plan. >> it doesn't diminish screening, it's a chance to focus greater on the people we don't know a lot about to screen them more againively. >> we just went through. no shoes, don't have to take the coat off. nothing. >> travelers in the tsa precheck line don't have to take off their belts, shoes or jackets and tonight have to remove laptops or take liquids out of their bags. >> nearly a thousand volunteers the south bay will come together today to build 2400 bikes for children in need. that event guests underway in just about ten minutes at the convention center. the event is in its ninth year and the bikes will be give tone children for christmas. later united airlines will host a flight to the north pole out of san francisco international airport. about 50 young children from oakland's children hospital and stanford will be on that flight with their families. the 747 will take a short trip around the bay area and then
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will return to a different gate that will dedecorated as the north pole. they will get to meet santa, eat and get gifts. >> san francisco police department is increasing security for the game between the seahawks and 49ers they are worried that the rivalry between the two teams may spread to fans which could then lead to nights like the fights between 49ers and raider fans in the past. seahawks supporters have even gone online asking about safety at candlestick park. >> i have been getting quite a few e-mails per day saying my son is going to the game. should he wear his jersey. i'm bringing my girlfriend. will i be safe. >> some police officers will be undercover dressed in football gear. fans may react with hostility if they see officers in uniform. tonight seahawk fans plan to paint pier39 in the team's
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colors. they have a host of activities for fans, the hard work cafe has fun packs for those showing up in seal gear. seattle gear. we have a way for you to show your 49er pride. we have a competition with our station in seattle to see who can get more likes and shares on facebook. help us by going to our wall, click click oro share our beige. you badge. you can watch that game tomorrow followed by the post game show and the point after. >> all right. your time is 7:51. taking a closer look at sea otters. the new study and if studdie. >> and we are drying out this morning. not before seeing a good amount of rain. i will have a look at a handful of rain totals. i love watching tv outside.
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the cold weather is becoming a concern for citrus growers. citrus growers are resorting to techniques to ensure their crops make it. many growers using wind machines, extra irrigation and a little tender love and care. another tahoe ski resort is open for business. yesterday sierra at tahoe opened its sloping for the first time to skiers and slow snow boarders. more is expected this weekend. it opens at nine and will shut down at four. if you are headed up this weekend its offering a discounted early ski season. >> preformers at the grammies took a moment to honor nelson mandela. >> he taught us what a difference one person can make and as he said, the brave man is not he who does not fee feel
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afraid we who conquers that fear. >> ll cool jay paid tribute while hosting last night's event the night was also about next year's grammy nominations. sciencists are trying to find why so many sea otters have within been coming to a wetland just north of monterey. they have just been tagged released back in to the water. for the next three years sciencists will track their movements and study their behavior. its part of a project by multiple organizations. >> as they expand north and south along the coast they will encounter other wetlands like this one. that's why we want to understand how they function in this sort of habitat. >> and an otter camera has been installed so people will have a chance to view them in the sheltered channels of their
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home. >> after being robbed twice a south carolina dollar store has tracked down that four leppinged thief. this is kato on thursday night he got off his leash and made a break for stores. around the same time the manager notice dog treats gearing from the disappearing from the shelves. she looked at the video and you see the dog sneaking in and out with the treats. >> taking them out to the car wash over here, back behind the grass and burying them. >> boy. after doing time at the pound he is back home. oushis owner said it's not the first time. he has been known to visit a pizza hut and yogurt shop. that's a hungry dog. it's kind of funny to see him. >> i love the video. take a look. >> we know who. >> at 8:45. >> coming up, let's check in
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with rosemary. another cold start. >> yes. it's a cool one. pizza hut and yogurt? we have some cool weather in the forecast, not as cold because of the system that moved through. let's look at the totals in and around kent field. about an inch and 38 one hundredths. concord -- i saw another storm in concord, a rain gauge where it was more than an inch, about an inch and two tenths. morgan hill, 85 one hundredths for you a good amount of rainfalling and it happened while we slept at least for most of us. i know some of us got stuck in it. now behind this system we will be dry for today. we will be cool and by tonight temperatures fall again with the freeze warning in place for the entire bay area, excluding san francisco.
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the extended forecast here with the bay area weekend always in view show you temperatures will remain on the cool side. could be breezy today and then for tomorrow that freeze warning expiring at nine but we stay cool, a modest warm up into next week. >> gun fire outside a concert in vallejo overnight. what we are learning about the victims and the search for suspects. . and a major storm continues to hit parts of the midwest. more on how it's impacting hundreds here in the bay area. [ male announcer ] celebrate the season --
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we have moved in to the international terminal at sfo where meryl newman detained in north korea is expected home this morning. i will tell you about his plans when he comes home and the circumstances around his release. >> and snow falling in the sierra this morning. just how low it's going to now and why you may notice some of that white stuff right here in the bay area. >> and a soggy start to this saturday in castro valley. mornings on two starts now. >> complete bay area news coverage continues. this is k tvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. welcome to morns on 2. it's saturday december 7th. >> we want to check in with
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rosemary for a look at the cold saturday morning and will it snow? >> we did actually see some snow over the summit of santa cruz mountains, mount hamilton. northern napa county picking up sun. mount saint helena. we got some low snow. we received a good amount of rain this is now moving out and behind it we have a dry forecast phoria weekend. we have a cold forecast for the weekend. i will line up the anybodies for today and we have a freeze warning. >> we are following following developing news. the 85-year-old man who was detained in north korea for six weeks is right now on a plane headed to sfo and his flight is scheduled to land in just about an hour. we are live. >> >> reporter: we have moved into the international terminal where you can see the reporters
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behind me are lined up in hopes of getting a look at meryl newman as arrives home. we have yet to see family but we assume they are excited to see him after his detainment for more than a month. let me show you some video of him in china last night on his way home. his ordeal started when he visited in october. just as he was about to board a flight for china he was detained on october 26th and charged with hostile acts against the state. the associated press said that he served in the top secret military unit that trained south korea into sneak into north korea. during his time the government released a video of him apologizing for his actions. the government does have a history of forcing statements from detain manyes detainees so we may learn more as he returns. he did speak with reporters briefly in china. >> i'm very glad to be going
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home. i appreciate the tolerance that dprk government has given to me to be on my way. >> what would you like to do? >> go home and see my wife. >> thank you. >> reporter: the government released him siting his age and health. he is 85 and has a heart condition. he was given his medication while detained. back out here live you can see the folks waiting for him. is he expected at 8:58 but it's unclear if he will actually be escorted out of the international terminal or if he will make a reunion with family and friends like every other arriving passenger. at this point we don't know if he will get the special treatment and be escorted out. we are trying to find that out and hoping to see family soon. live. ktvu channel 2news. >> new this morning police say excessive speed and wet roads
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led to a deadly accident. it happened just after 12:30 near moorpark avenue a vehicle was speeding when the driver lost control and hit a tree. two lanes why shut down lanes were shut down. there was only one person in the car. efforts being made to provide supplies and shelter to as many homeless as possible. four men died from the cold during this week's cold snap. three were homeless, in response the office of emergency services provided six hundred blankets to the agency. last night volunteers hit the streets passing them out and other supplies to many of the bay area's homeless camps. >> in this community where we have so much wealth and all this stuff, we had several people loose their lives because it was to cold. that should not happen. >> volunteers will continue passing out the blankets and supplies throughout the weekend. in edition they will be bringing in additional beds at
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three of its shelters. right now 375 beds can be found at their santa clara shelters. >> snow prompting cal trans to pull out the snow plugs. yesterday they were out in the urban corridors, the crew was patrolling to make sure is that snow and ice didn't stick to the roadways, many are heading to hardware stores to took um on supplies. >> we are selling a lot of soup. you know and then a lot of plumbing pipes, be sure to leave early and leave plenty of distance. pg&e worked to restore power. the bingest outage was reported in oakland where more than 100 were forced to deal with the
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cold. in an outage in -- there are about 600 homes and businesses in the dark. power has now been restored for nearly all of them. power is also fully restored to about 3600 homes and businesses in venecia a spokesperson said that was first reported on thursday night just as temperatures were dropping to their lowest levels. pg&e said that an underground cable is to blame for that. on the website you can get the latest information any time including a check of the radar and storm tracker two. >> clean up will start in a neighborhood after a large water main break. >> just after 7:30 the main burst sending water gushing in to about a half dozen homes near the corner of seven hills road and santa maria avenue. water three to four feet deep flooded living rooms, and 20 people were forced out. >> we were just in our living room and heard this rushing thought it was rain or something was happening.
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looked out here the water was rushing. came out pretty quickly and it just has been nonstop. ist it also created a sink hole. two tow trucks were called in. a search continues along the west coast for a teen girl who is the subject of an amber alert they say the 14-year-old elizabeth romero may have been kidnapped by her 19-year-old boyfriend. he may be taking her to mexico. passing through california and the bay area. he is driving a hunter green colored ford escape. police say information and texts lead them to believe that she possibly did not run away with him willingly. one woman was killed and another hurt after a shooting at a concert last night. it happened at the park just before midnight. the concert was being held to raise money to biologists for
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needy children. police say multiple shooters got into a gun fight in the parking lot and say two women caught in the crossfire were innocent bystanders a 34-year- old was pronounced dead. the other was treated and released. >> the sonoma county deputy who shot and killed a 13-year- old andy lopez is going back to work next week. the sheriff's department said that the deputy will remain on desk duty until the da decide it's any charges will be filed. he has been off the job since the shooting on october 22nd. police say that he did not realize that the assault rifle style gun was not real. >> another frigid start. here in the bay area, let's turn to rosemary and talk about a freeze warning that is up and running. >> it'll be. again as we get if to the over night. temperatures not as cold this morning because of the system. the clouds, winds, our temperatures quite cool out there. cold enough to even snow with this system giving you a live look from mount hamilton where we have partly sunny skies and
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a few clouds still remaining. this system has left the bay area. we have just a little bit of moisture, dancing around over the hills. we have clouds along the coastline a few reported along the peninsula. this is a two hour time l aps e so it moved through why we slept. let's get in closer. right around mount hamilton. you can see the clouds there and the pinks, the shades of pinks indicating a little bit of rain and snow mix. notnot seeing a lot fall. we do continue to track rain and snow over parts of the searchy. low snow levels down to the foothills for todayf. you make a drive here you will need your chains along i-80 as well as highway 50 getting township the sierra with a winter weather advisory until about four for the west slope. driving up toward tahoe. for the tahoe area it expires at ten. we are drying out this morning. it's a cool start. we will take a look at the temperatures in just a moment.
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mostly sunny, cool and breezy for the afternoon and by tonight we are clear and cold once again as mike said. we are expecting a freeze warning in and around the bay area for tonight. excluding san francisco. i want to give you a day planner look but it won't work for me. we will try again later. starting out in the 30s to 40s at this hour a few degrees to 15 degrees warmer depending on where you are. for the afternoon temperatures will remain on the cool side, upper 40s to near 50, 50 in oakland. 50 for haywood. 49 for redwood, 49 san jose, a look at the extended forecast here. the bay area weekend always in view. temperatures don't budge a lot. upper 40s in the forecast in the afternoon and tomorrow. the freeze warning until nine excluding san francisco and then we start to i slow warming trend. back to the desk. >> that kid making his way back to san francisco. 5-year-old miles scott is
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returning to the city to support san francisco police and the make a wish foundation and it's yearly brave the bay fundraiser. he will be the special honoree. he will also be their cheering on participants at the fun run and the plunge into the bay. >> all right. showing support for a hero. how people across the world continue to mourn the loss of nelson mandela and the memorial planned here. >> and a major storm continues to hammer parts of the midwest. more on how it's impacting people in the bay area. >> first let's take you outside. there is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. clear skies this morning. no rain in sight but keep in mind the roads can still be slick with black ice problems. just be careful out there.
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welcome back a live look from the east bay. looking toward the bridge. we have partly cloudy skies and cool conditions, low 40s reported. this morning people are waking up to snow in parts of the barry and that usually means big snow in the mountains. we are live with a look at all the new snow there that came down overo night in the sierra. good morning. it looks cold. >> reporter: it is very cold. its been snowing off and on here. they got very slow, low snow here. 1800-foot elevation here. take a look around a lot of snow on the ground usually
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melts by the morning but not the case today. residents here say they haven't seen this much snow fall in five to six years. i'm being told by some that they got four to six inches in their backyard. the big concern of course is the roadways, they aren't being plowed as fast as possible because resources stretched thin. highway 50 is extremely slushy and there is been a number of spin outs, drivers say when snow gets this slow it's not all fun and games. >> well, it's little bit crazy driving around this morning. i'm trying to get home. i took my wife to the airport. we didn't want to be in the snow. >> slow down. stay home if you have too. if you don't have to go out don't. >> and the chp is urging drivers to bring snow chains. we talked to a number of people who say they forgot them. the chp is advicing driver when is it gets like this make sure you go no faster than 25.
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just to play it safe. reporting live. back to you now in that very warm studio. >> nice and toasty. you are right. thank you for braving the cold and for that live report. parts of central and southern united states are blanketed in snow this morning a wind chill advisory is in effect for northeast arkansas and the missouri boot heel. forecasters predict readings could drop to zero to minus five. the winter blast brought snow, freezing rain and sleet all from the canada border down to texas, oklahoma and tennessee. >> my nose is cold and my earses are cold. my head is cold. >> my car wouldn't start. try to jump it. that didn't work. here i am taking the bus. >> the storm is now headed to the capitol. the ice storm could hit tomorrow a new system brought snow to the pacific northwest yesterday and there is a chance of snow today even in las vegas. the storms are causing delays
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at airport across the nation hundreds of flights canceled at dallas. they are leading to a chain reaction throughout the country. sfo duty manager said close to 350 50 flighted were canceled yet. there were about 20 canceled flights atn 't jose and while oakland reported no canceled flights there were delays. the snow and ice storms are also disrupting holiday delivery was two and a half weeks before christmas this is the height of the holiday shipping season. fedex and amazon have already told customers. wal-mart said it shipped extra items to its stores ahead of the storms. the company said that it has pulled drivers offa the roadways due to the dangerous driving conditions. >> now to our continuing coverage of the death of nelson ma ndela. in the past hour his family issued it's first statement saying that they have lost a great man a pillar of the family who spirit is still with
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them today. memorials continue to grow outside the home where he once lived and the house where he died. flags are at half staff until he is laid to rest. in the eastern cape on december 15 president. tomorrow does mark a national day of prayer and reflection a memorial service will also be held today, on tuesday, it'll be attended by the president and the first lady as well as george w bush and bill clinton and hillary clinton. >> one of the things that sometimes gets lost in the incredible personal impact he made onto world because of the way he hand manies handles prison is that he was a very, very good president. >> he died on thursday at the age of 95. his body will lie in state for three days. the president phoned his widow and said he thanked her for the
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influence her husband had on him. the people of south africa and the world. san francisco will hold it's own memorial for him on wednesday at eight in the morning. it'll be in the city hall rotu nda. in addition a book will be available for the public to sign in the mayor's office all of next week. >> a woman who lost her son to gun violence will take part in a rally in washington dc. the 17-year-old was killed in a drive by shooting outside his family's home on new year's. nobody has been charged in the case. jones's mother said that she is part of a group that will represent california at a national vigil for homicide victims. it'll be held at the washington national cathedral. >> thousands of people are expected to gather for memorial to honor paul walker tomorrow. he was killed last weekend when the cars he was in crashed a
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memorial at that crash site has been growing ever since and thousands of people have rsvp's for the memorial at the scene where he died. people from as far as washington state say they plan to attend that event a car driven by wakener the fourth installment of the fast and furious movies will be brought to the memorial as well. >> a controversial new policy at one midwest school. why students have to give up hair samples every week and why other schools are watching that school closely. >> the wet weather is moving out. cold weather moving back in. i will have a look at what you can expect for today and a freeze warning to talk about for tomorrow morning coming up. ♪ i love it!
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♪ what made it genius ♪ was my camouflage wrap ♪ that's my kind of holiday new the event secretary flies to afghanistan as part of his week long mideast tour this is video of him yesterday meeting soldiers. pentagon said he is traveling there to thank troops for their service. he doesn't plan to meet with afghanistan president who is currently in a dispute with the white house because he is refusing to sign a security agreement that would allow troops to stay in afghanistan past 2014 but then just a short time ago he announced that the afghanistan defense minister told him that the deal will be signed. >> a high school in illinois is making headlines for a controversial new policy that
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requires its students to submit to random alcohol tests. it's in an area outside of chicago and that private catholic school started weekly testing using hair samples. they are able to reveal if a student has had more than a occasional glass of wine. >> this policy is aimed at helping kids say no, and aimed at helping kids who are starting to get into the habit of using alcohol change. >> now a month jar of the students say they support the testing but the aclu said that testing is actually invading their privacy. other schools around the country say they are watching how this new policy all works. >> caltrains holiday train is getting ready to leave the station. tonight the train will start its holiday tours making stops at nine stations between san francisco and santa clara.
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it's decorated with 60,000 rights, the salvation army will be there to collect toy donations for bay area children. it starts at four tonight as well as tomorrow. the tree lighting here was held last night. oakland mayor is there in attendance. this year's tree features 5,000 white lights and stands 55 feet tall. people who attended brought toys and food for different charities. it's beginning to look a lot like christmas in washington -- c. >> 3, 2, 1. >> last night the president and his wife and their daughters flipped the switch ono the tree. >> beautiful tree. maybe a good weekend to buy a week now that the rain has stopped.
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i don't want to buy a tree in the rain but cold is okay. >> i got mine. >> come over and decorate. >> i will do it for you. >> rosemary. how is your tree hunting coming? >> i'm done too. i love to --. >> i'm so behind. >> pick it up. >> where are you going to put the presents? >> some of us have to wait for santa. some of us actually start a little earlier. giving a i look at the temperatures outside your door. it'sl cool one, 43 san francisco, the coldest temperatures in the north bay. 38 in napa. 34 santa rosa. push it east just a little bit. i will say however, that these numbers, anywhere from eight to 13 degrees above yesterday morning's low. cold but not as cold as yesterday. for the afternoon, mid40s to about 50 degrees. its going to be cool the entire day and breezy. i'm seeing northwest breeze already starting to pick up and
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we will be breezy for the afternoon at least along the coastline just inside the bay over parts of the north bay a freeze warning tonight in to the over night. starts at two. lasts until nine we are going back to the frigid overnight lows, everybody excluding san francisco for sunday, monday, we get temperatures actually once back just a little bit and then we continue the warming trend tuesday into wednesday. i will have a look coming up. >> a father is recovering after running into a burning building to save his son. now the cause of that fire is revealed and it's triggering a warning about staying warm. >> and apple's new technology is watching you while you are inside company stores. now its being expanded to make your next major league game a little more personal.
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he was held against his will for six weeks for what north korea called hostile acts created during the war 60 year ago. this morning 85-year-old merrill newman is a freeman and we are live at sfo where his commercial flight is set to arrive soon. >> reporter: the flight is scheduled for 8:57 to land. united flight 888 and there is quite the gathering of both local media and national media. i will tell out of the way so
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you can see them. we have yet to see his family because they are no doubt excited. he has been held for 42 days. let nelson show you the video. meeting with reporters in china on his way home. background information for you. he visited north korea in october but just as he was about to board a flight for chinaa he was detained on october 26th. he served in a that trained south koreans to speak in to the forth. during his time in custody they released a video of him apologizing for his actions. the government does have a history of forcing statements from detainees. so we may learn more about the circumstances around the statements as he returns to united states soil. an american still remains in custody in the north and newman's son asked for that
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man's safe return. >> we hope that he too will be allowed to rejoin with his family soon. >> reporter: the north koreans detained kevin bay november of last year after he was allegedly caught with photographs of starving orphans. his mom was allowed to visit him in october. he has been sentenced to 15 years hard labor. his family is asking the government for more help in bringing that man home. the swedish government worked on the deal to bring home newman and he is expected to arrive in a half houro. we have a lot of media. you want to take another look here. it's unclear if he will take the exit after all that he has been through. they may just sneak him out a
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side exit. channel 2news. >> dozens of friends and family gathered last night to hold eye vigil for the father who was shot to death on his doorstep. police say he was killed just outside his door at an apartment complex on carolina street. they say he may have been shot by a would be burglar when they stepped outside it check on a disturbance. >> it would mean so much to my family, to his family, if, you know, if we can get the littlest piece of anything that would help to solve this. it deserves to be solved. he didn't deserve this to happen. >> police say they do have a few witnesses but are asking the public for help tracking down the gunman. two people are recovering after a car they were in smashed right into a home in the south bay. it happened yesterday afternoon. san jose fire officials say it started when two vehicles collided sending one of them in to the front of the garage.
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two people were in the hospital and firefighters had to make a brace out of lumber to keep that garage wall up. the bay area man suspected of drowning two cats that belonged to a homeless woman is in custody. officers arrested eric patterson on drum street. he confronted a homeless woman in san francisco, witnesses say he threw her belongings including her cats in to the bay. patterson is now facing animal cruelty and if convicted could get two years in jail. >> a father is recovering from injuries he had after saving his 3-year-old from their burning apartment. investigators believe that a toppled space heater cause the fire that broke out friday morning as they slept. the apartment filled quickly with flames and smoke. the 44-year-old father said that he first tried to put the fire out but when he realized that it was growing out of control he grabbed a gulp of air and then went back to get
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his son. >> the bed was on fire and he went to grab his son and that's when there was smoke in the house. it was full and going and he -- he burned his feet when he got his son. >> the victim's wife who was at work at the time said that her husband has several weeks of recovery. their apartment was a total loss. police are looking for three he people who robbed a bank of america. it happened at the springs town center early thursday. three men entered that bank and demanded cash from a teller and then fled in a small silver sedan. >> the possibility of ice and snow on mount diablo has forced the beacon righting celebration to be moved. it remembers those killed in the attack on pearl harbor. it has been moved to the library in concord. since it was restored it'll
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shine even brighter. today marks the 72nd attack. about 2500 were killed this day prompting the united states to enter the war. there are a handful of people still alive today who survived that attack including a former state senator from louisiana. >> police say it does bear repeating. drivers need to slow down in this wet and cold weather. the highway patrol said the number of accidents always spike in bad weather and a big concern is black ice. that's when the rain turns in to standing water and then into ice. because of those freezing temperatures. it's start to spot and can cause a problem. >> if you run over black ice -- once your wheels gain traction you will hear it and then engage the brakes. >> when it starts to rain the chp recommends driving at least five miles slower an hour. then when chains are required,
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keep in mind your maximum speed limit drops to 25 miles an hour. now in preparation for the wet winter months the city of napa will hand out sandbags today. are you looking at video from september, that's when the napa river caused flooding. this is the first sandbag day. they will be held the first saturday of each month action through march first and if you want one of those sandbags remember to bring a shovel and gloves and be prepared to fill them yourself. . and i'm looking at chp's website and there is a three car crash in napa, two vehicles completely destroyed. we will watch that as more information filters in. let's turn to rosemary a lot going on a lot has been going on but it looks like the system is moving out. >> yeah. the last bit of this leaving. mostly sunny, cool for your saturday as well as sunday. in fact now that the rain and the snow has moved through we will refocus on the cold
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weather that will begin to move into the bay area. moving in already now that system has passed a live look there. we have san francisco way in the distance and a mix of sun and clouds this morning with just a little bit of moisture, mainly over the hills, how much rain? good amount. napa reporting almost a half inch, santa rosa -- in oakland almost looks like three tenths. san francisco nearly four tenths. we are continuing to track just a few scattered showers here. partly to mostly cloudy. mostly sunny. we are seeing a little bit of moisture over the east bay hills and the santa cruz mountains. highway 17 received a little bit of snow. you can see still some of that moisture remaining. this is really about it. we will be mostly sunny and dry for today. mount saint helena picked up
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some snow in the northern littles of napa county. 38 in fairfield. 38 right now in napa and 34 santa rosa. we are just a bit above freezing but nine degrees warmer than yesterday. it is a cool start, not as cold as we have been. 43 degrees in oakland. 44 redwood and low 40s in san jose. in to the afternoon temperatures will still struggle. most of us in the 40s for the second half of the day. 43 foster city. upper 30s menlo park. mostly sunny skies for the second half of the day. here is a look at the afternoon highs, 45 for santa rosa. 46nevado, upper 40s for berkeley. 49 san francisco, 50 degrees in oakland a few areas around the bay area starting in the 40s and only going to the upper 40s for the tank. that's only a few degrees over the course of the day. 48 mountain view, 49 san jose, 48 for santa cruz for the second half a look here at your
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extended forecast with your bay area weekend always in view a little cool, even breezy for some. could be a little windy. as we get into sunday, we are looking at that freeze warning. it starts in the overnight hours for the bay area, excluding san francisco. temperatures will be a lot colder as we start tomorrow morning and then in to the afternoon back in to the mid to upper 40s for most of us with just a modest warming trend into monday, tuesday and wednesday. i will have the detailed look at that freeze warning for the overnight hours coming up. >> while shoppers across the country shell out big bucks, the tech giant is getting ready to bring jobs to the you. they are buying converting a failed solar energy plan in mesa arizona and they will bring cutting edge technology and two thousand jobs into the area. >> they would like to be seen as an american condition. they company. they would like to douching that make them look better. >> the apple ceo announced plans to inject $100 million
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into a product line to be built in the united states. it is part of apple's made in the united states push that includes building a facility in austin texas and a repair shop in pennsylvania. apple is releasing a new technology called i-beacon designed to help people navigate through its stores. it'll send out messages about your orders, events and products you happen to be standing by. in order for it to work you have to down load the app, allow it to use your location and have blue tooth. baseball plans to use it to help your experience at different ballparks. >> it's the first anniversary of legalized marijuana in seattle but not everybody is celebrating. . and they were headed back out to sea but now it seems the pod of pilot whales in florida is swimming back toward trouble. we all have our little tricks.
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a pretty start to the morning in downtown oako hand. temperatures ranging in the low 30s to low 40s around the bay area. 43 degrees in oakland. >> there are new concerns about a group of whales in the evergladeses, experts say 20 whales have broken away and are actually headed closer to
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shore. official its hoped they were headed back to the deeper, colder waters that form their habitats. dozens of pot smokers came together to celebrate the first anniversary of the drug's legalization in washington state. in order to have the party the promoter made a deal to require identification checks, adults only and a sealed off area with fencing. while marijuana is legal in the state it is against the law to smoke pot in a clear view of the public. >> i didn't approach the city and say we will have a pot rally and it's -- nobody will use pot. i told them clearly we are going to consume pot on site and i would like you to permit that. >> possession of marijuana is illegal under the federal rules but they say they are taking a hands off use. use unless they operate with in a thousand feet of places where children can be found. >> the san francisco police department is increasing
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security for tomorrow's big game between the seahawks and 49ers. police are concerned that the rivalry on the field between the two may spread to the fans in the stands which could lead to fights. seahawk fans have gone ono line asking about if it's safe to go to candlestick park. >> i have been getting quite a few e-mails saying my son is going to the game, should he wear his jersey, i'm bringing my girlfriend. will i be safe? >> san francisco police officers will be undercover at the stick dressed in seattle gear. tonight seahawk fans plan to paint the pier in the team's colors, blue and green. the tourist area has a host of activities for seahawk fans, the hard rock cafe has a limited number of fun packs for those showing up in seattle gear. they also plan to take a group photograph near the christmas tree. we have a way for you to show your 49 pride we have a competition going on with our sister station in seattle to see who can get more likes and
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shares on facebook. you can help by going to the wall and click like or share our badge with your facebook friends. you can watch that game here on ktvu. kickoff set for 1:25 form followed by the post game show and then the point after hosted by sports director mark ibanez. >> the switch from toll takers to electronic tolling on the bridge may be saving money but not as much as first planned. 28 full time lost their jobs in march to make room for the new system. now 25 customer service reps had to be hired to field phone calls from confused customers. the transportation commission said because of the number of calls and website visits, the new system has also required costly upgrades. >> we are saving money that was the goal of the program. yes there is been some confusion but it's not mass hysteria. >> the district said its saving more man than a million dollars.
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people with disabilities fear they could be hurt if the labor disputes aren't resolved bart. 400 use part each day. while many can turn to back up plans disabled riders say that they may be stuck with limited or no other modes of transportation. ac transit carious more than 170,000 people a weekday. the agency is right now in a cooling off period with employees. >> its welcome news for travelers n are being picked to go through airport security. the tsa precheck line is generally a service travelers pay for but some are being picked for a one time use of the special line. tsa said that's because the agency is now focusing on a risk based security plan. >> it doesn't diminish screening, it gives us a chance to focus on the people we don't know a lot about to screen them more effectively. >> we just went through, no shoes, don't have to take the coat off, don't look in your
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bags. >> that's right. travelers don't have to take off their belts, shoes, jackets, they don't have to remove laptops or take liquids out of their bags. >> alaska airlines is adding nonstop service between san jose and salt lake. it's set to start in june and delta is the only one offering nonstop service. alaska airlines officials say ticket also be available starting next week. and a plan to fix the public safety radio system could cost the city tens of millions of dollars a city commission report recommend that oakland replace all 2700 police radios as soon as possible. that could cost between 15 and $20 million. oakland officials have been working for months to repair the system. many described it as unreliable. the radios malfunctioned during the president's visit last year. and construction on the new safeway store is on hold because of reported permit problems. the company had hoped to open at college and clairmont by
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next summer. some residents had expressed concern that it would increase traffic. >> happening now, nearly a thousand volunteers from the south bay are building 2400 bikes for children in need. the event gets started in just about ten minutes at the san jose convention center. that event known as the big bike build is in its ninth year and provides children with gifts for christmas. ? liter today united will host a fantasy flight to the north polios of san francisco international. about 50 young children will be on the flight with there are families. the 747 will take a short trip around the bay area and return to a different gate that will be decorated as the north pole. the children will then get to meet santa, eat and receive gifts before returning home. and this afternoon san francisco will kick off it's fantasy of lights festival. it starts at three on union
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street. it includes a horse drawn carriage ride, pictures of santa and an ugly sweater contest. when it gets dark the homes and shops along the street will be lit up with thousands of lights. various festival events will continue until christmas. i love the ugly sweater contest. >> pull it out. >> break one out. >> make maybe my mother-in- law. she has a couple. >> that's not nice. >> she lives in arizona, she isn't watching. >> this year's grammy no, year's gram nominations are announced. >> and a husky caught on camera stealing. >> dry weather in the forecast for the weekend and freezing temperatures will again become the headline ishly a look at what you expect for your area coming up. if i can impart one lesson to a
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the no, ma'am makes for the grammies out and jay d is leading the pack. other artists getting the nod include justin timb erlake. it's scheduled for january 26 january 26th. between now and then 12,000 members of the recording academy will vote on the nominees. another tahoe ski resort is open for business. sierra at tahoe opened for the first time. the storm has dropped five
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inches of new snow and more is expect this weekend. the resort opens at nine and will shut town at four. if you head up to the slopes this weekend the resort is offering a discounted early ski season rate. >> sciencists are trying to find why so many sea otters have been coming to a wetland just north of monterey. 20 living in elk horn have just been tagged released. for the next three years they are going to track them and study their behavior. it is all part of the research project by state and federal wildlife agencies and the monterey bayh ware jump. >> as they expand north and south they willen will encounter other wet hands and we want to understand how they function. >> an otter camera has also been installed so sciencists and otter lover also have the chance to view them in sheltered channels. after being robbed twice a south carolina dollar store has tracked down the thief with
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four legs. we want you to neat kato. on thursday night he got off his leash and made a break for that store. the dollar general and other stores. the manager noticed dog treats disappearing and look at the surveillance video. that is k ato sneaking in and outo with the treats. >> taking them out to the car wash over here, back behind the grass and burying them. >> he did do some time at the pound but he is now back home and exhausted apparently. his owner said it's not the first time. he has also been known to visit the pizza hut and the yogurt shop. >> busy little guy. >> is he hungry. he doesn't look like he is wasting away. >> i love that he runs away and digs a hole and stores them. >> come back for more. >> he didn't know he had to pay. >> for a rainy day. have you to have the bones. all right. we saw a good amount of rain. it's now moved out and we are waking up with partly cloudy to
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mostly sunny skies, it'll be a cool one today and into tonight a freeze warning. back in place for the bay area. everybody but san francisco and as i zoom in you can see san francisco, the only area not shaded in that purple, blue, this is going to continue as we see temperatures fall again. it's a cool start this morning but we are drying out. temperatures chilly but not as cold as yesterday morning. mostly sunny for the afternoon. cool perhaps a little breezy in some areas, mostly clear tonight and colder as we get going tomorrow. for today in oakland we are looking at low 40s in the 8:00 hour where we stand right now. 46 at ten and upper 40s for lunch and oakland going to top automatic outo at 50 degrees. the extended forecast here with the bay area weekend always in view a lot colder tomorrow. temperatures a lot like today with a little modest warm up
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into the business week. i will have the detailed look at the current temperatures coming up. >> the effort continues to build playgrounds for victims of the sandy hook shooting as we appreciate the anniversary of one of the worst school shootings in history. >> and we want to take you out liveo sfo. the mic stand. they are all waiting for a palo alto man detained in north korea to return home. we are watching the flight. it said it should be in and landing in just about three minutes from now. so we will go ahead back there in just a couple of minutes for you. [ male announcer ] some things are simply better at home. like the enticing aroma and distinctive taste of nespresso. elegant capsules meet masterfully crafted machines, and one touch creates the perfect coffee, cappuccino, and latte.
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at sfo where the flight carrying the man detained in north korea has just landed as we hope to see him soon. we'll bring you a live report. freezing temperatures hit the bay area as the deaths of four men are blamed on the weather. >> the deputies that shot and killed a teenager will prepare to head back to work. good morning and welcome to mornings on 2. it is saturday,
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december 7, i'm claudine wong. >> i'm mike mibach. let's say hello to rosemary orozco. good morning, rosemary. >> good morning to you. the rain and snow has left the area. we're left with partly cloudy skies. we'll line up the current conditions coming up in just a moment. mostly sunny and cool today, a little breezy for some. now that the system has passed through, we will focus on the cold weather for tonight and tomorrow and once again with that freeze warning planned for the bay area. we'll take a look at your rain totals and have a look at your numbers for today coming up. developing news out of san francisco international. they are carrying them there, just landing minutes ago. the 85-year-old man, they made the international headlines for being held in north korea for about six weeks. live for us this morning and at the international terminal at the airport where there is a large contingency of the reporters, all waiting for newman.
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yes, absolutely with a lot of excitement here. we'll step out of the way to give you a firsthand look. that's where media, both local and national reporters are hoping that they will come in and address the crowds and you can see the cameras here, eagerly awaiting the man's arrival and the flight has landed and we do not know exactly how long it will take him to come on through customs or even if he is willing to talk to media at this point. but his son, jeff has talked to reporters in the past as newman talked with -- >> it looks like we lost katie there briefly, but we have another live picture at the international term that looking at the mic stand. i know that claudine said that it was nice to release them.
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the 85-year-old was -- oh is she back? >> nope, i think that she is just trying to -- >> and north korea state news agency said they released newman. he was allowed to leave the country. mainly because he apologized for his alleged crimes during the war. the state department spokeswoman also called it a positive decision, but that they are urging them to release another american, kenneth bay, held there for another year. but right now as we look at the live pictures of sfo, again, attention right now all on newman. >> we're seeing some folks coming out of there now. it's unclear. everyone has been trying to figure out if he will come out of the doors. he did talk briefly when he came in off his flight to china. and so we did hear from him where he was glad to be on his way home and he did acknowledge that the government, they appreciate the tolerance that they have given to me to be on my way. but the first thing he wants to
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do is go home and see his wife. >> yeah because remember the vice president offered him a ride home because the vice president happened to be over there in south korea and said hey, you can fly home on my plane, but respectfully he declined and said no, i want to take the first flight out and get out and see my wife. >> yeah, certainly we are hoping that when he comes out of that terminal that he will be speaking to the press and talking to us. so we'll keep an eye on that situation and when he comes out, we'll be certainly be ready to go back right to it. all right, 9:04. as we mentioned the release of newman is raising questions about kenneth bay who is now the longest serving detainee in north korea. he was found traveling with a computer disc of starving north korean orphans. last december he was charged with hostile acts and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.
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yesterday merrill newman's son asked people not to forget about bay. >> we hope that he too will be allowed to rejoin with his family. they are asking for more help from the united states government saying they are not doing enough to bring him home. new this morning, police say that excessive speed and wet roads brought to a deadly accident in san jose, which happened just after 12:30 this morning on the expressway. the vehicle was speeding when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree. two lanes had to be shut down so crews could clean up from the crash. there was only one person in that car. also new this morning a family of four and their two cats survived a house fire. fire officials said that the flames started around 8:00 in the garage. investigators say that discarded fireplace ashes caused flames and damages, estimated at $65,000. it is mostly restricted to the
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garage and living room and fortunately no one hurt. efforts are being made to provide supply and shelter to as many homeless people as possible. four men in the south bay died from hypothermia during this week's cold snap. and three of them were homeless. and in response to the emergency services, providing 600 blankets to the life builders. last night they hit the streets passing out the blankets and other supplies through many of the bay areas and the homeless encampments. >> in this community where we have so much wealth and innovation and all this stuff that we have had several people lose their lives simply because it is too cold. and that it should not have to happen. >> they will continue throughout the weekend. but in addition to the life builders, they will be bringing in additional beds at three of the shelters. right now they could be found in the santa clara shelter as they say the beds are available in san jose, sunnyvale and
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gilroy. pg&e crews restored power to hundreds of bay area customers. the biggest outage was reported in oakland where more than 1,100 people were forced to deal with the cold temperatures without any power. and then an outage that lead more than 6700 homes and businesses -- 600 homes and businesses in the dark. power has been restored for all those customers affected. power fully restored to about 3,600 homes and businesses in venetia. a spokesperson for pg&e says that the outages happened yesterday morning when temperatures hovered at and below freezing. pg&e tells us an underground cable is to blame for that outage. now at ktvu.com, you can get all the latest weather information any time you need it, including a check of your radar and a storm crack or two. and giving you a look at storm tracker 2. the rain and the snow winding down. some may have plenty of sunshine as the system moves on
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through. and i'm seeing a few cells pop up over the santa cruz mountains. they picked up a little bit of snow at the higher elevations. reporting just a bit as we may have some rain falling here right around boulder creek, along highway 9 as well as 236. and this is just the tail end with a few scattered showers, especially the coastal hills and mountains and the rest of us is mostly sunny and cool for your afternoon. take a look at some of these numbers. rainfall reports over the last 24 hours. picking up more than an inch. one inch, where they are reporting .35. although i saw another storm report in and around concord, picking up more than an inch. depending on where you live, you know, they are reporting about .76. piedmont hills also reporting more than about .7. morgan hill .85. so a good amount of rain is falling in the overnight hours, now we're left with mostly sunny conditions, cool conditions, and for some, breezy conditions. fairfield is reporting 13 miles
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per hour. 10 in concord. 21 reported at the airport in oakland. and so behind this system, it will be cold air beginning to fill in and breezy north- northwest wind for some of us. this is what we can expect for your afternoon as well. 45 degrees right now in oakland. we're looking at 39 in walnut creek. upper 30s to the lower 40s. napa, chilly start for you want 44 in san francisco and 45 for mountain view as i do need to point out though that these numbers are warmer than yesterday and a lot by some areas, anywhere from 8 to 10 degrees warmer in areas like napa as well as fairfield and around the bay area where at least a few degrees are warmer. 50 degrees expected for your afternoon today in oakland. 49 in san francisco. 49 for redwood city. upper 40s in san jose as we need to get into the inland east bay. mid to upper 40s right around napa. 47 for fairfield and mid-40s for santa rosa as it will be a cool day, under mostly sunny skies and perhaps breezy
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conditions. extended forecast here too with your bay area weekend always in view for the evening hours, mostly clear skies and temperatures, they're going to plunge once again. and back into the 20s to the lower 30s as we need to start your sunday morning and there is a freeze warning in place for the bay area, excluding san francisco. as we get into the afternoon in the upper 40s for your forecast. then temperatures, they will actually begin to warm up as we get into your workweek next week. but the freeze warning is coming in the overnight hours. we'll have details on that. one woman killed happening at the park just before midnight. the concert was being held to raise money to buy christmas gifts for needy children. police say multiple shooters got into a gunfight in the parking lot and say two women caught in the cross fire were innocent bystanders. a 34-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the hospital, the other victim treated and released. the deputy that shot and killed annie lopez is returning
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to work next week. deputy eric will remain on desk assignment until the district attorney determines if any criminal charges will be filed. he has been off the job sinceshooting lopez several times on october 22. that he did not realize the assault-rifle style gun she was holding was not real. time now is 9:10. funeral preparations are underway as the world continues to mourn the loss of nelson mandela. the arrangements being made and reactions from his family. and the cold weather in the bay area means a snow in the mountains and a look at the conditions and what you can expect if you are heading up to the sierra. good morning nelly! woah.
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welcome back. a live look for you to the west with partly sunny skies along the coastline this morning. >> snow fell overnight, which means heavy snowfall often in the sierra and check it out as this is video from placerville this morning as you can see it is cold and snowy up there and the roads are a mess. receiving four to six inches of snow as they are not able to clear the roadways because they are just so busy. and some residents say is that it has not snowed this much for five to six years. staffing extra crews to try to
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handle the expected large number of calls. and snow started falling late last night with a winter storm warning anyfect for them at this hour -- warning in effect for them at this hour. 2,000 feet is the elevation there. they're expected to see more snow as we will drive to the mountains, you will need to bring the chains as they are required right now on interstate 80 from cold run to placer county to the interchange. and they are required from the twin bridges to meyers in eldorado county. there's a windchill advisory in effect for northeast arkansas and the missouri boot hill. they predict the readings could drop from 0 to minus 5 degrees. they brought snow, freezing rain, and sleet from the border of texas, oklahoma, and tennessee. >> and right now the nose is cold and my ears are cold and my head is cold. >> my car would not start as we would try to jump it. that didn't work and here i am,
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taking the bus. >> and the storm is now heading to the capital. the ice storm, they could hit virginia and washington, d.c. tomorrow and a new system, they brought snow to the pacific northwest yesterday. and there's a chance of snow here today even in las vegas. 25,000 marathoners in texas, they're learning that you cannot run from the old man winter. the annual marathon is scheduled for tomorrow. it's been canceled. the fitness expo was also scrubbed. downtown parade, set for today and it was called off for the first time in 26 years. well the storms, they're causing delays across the nation. hundreds of flights have been canceled this weekend and dallas/ft. worth international weekend. problems are leading to a chain reaction throughout the country. sfo, duty manager tells us that close to 50 flights to and from the airport were canceled yesterday with the majority coming from texas. they didn't report any canceled flights, but there were delays up to half an hour.
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and also disrupting holiday deliveries with two and a half weeks to go, the height of the holiday shipping season. fedex, and amazon, they have notified customers of the potential delays. they shipped extra merchandise. they have pulled drivers off the road because of the dangerous conditions. and the search for the missing pilot has been suspended thanks to bad weather in idaho as snow is expected to fall there for several more days. dozens of people, they have been searching for that plane registered to the software executive dale smith. it lost radio contact after smith reported engine trouble. he was traveling with two of his children. his daughter-in-law and his future son-in-law. it is unclear when those searches are going to resume. an oakland woman who lost to gun violence will take part in a rally next tuesday in washington, d.c. the 17-year- old jones was killed in a drive- by shooting outside their family's home on new year's eve
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2010. no one charged in that case. jones' mother tells the tribune that she's a part of the contingency that will represent california for the homicide victims. it will be held at the washington national cathedral just two days before the anniversary of the newtown, connecticut school shooting. thousands of people are expected to gather to honor actor paul walker tomorrow. he was killed last week when the porsche he was riding in crashed. a memorial site has been growing ever since. thousands of people have rs -- rsvped at the scene where walker died. people as far as washington, d.c. plan to attend the car driven by paul walker in the fast and furious will be brought to the memorial as well. now to our continuing coverage of the death of nelson mandela. news this morning his family issued their first statement since his death saying they lost a great man. a pillar of the family whose spirit is still with them
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today. memorials continue to grow outside the home where he once lived and in the johannesburg house where he died. flags are at half staff until he is laid to rest on december 15. tomorrow marks a national day of prayer and reflection. a memorial service will also be held in johannesburg on tuesday. it'll be attended by the first lady as well as george w. bush and bill clinton and former secretary of state, hillary clinton. >> that's one of the things that will get lost and the incredible personal impact that they made on the world because of the way they handled the imprisonment and conducted themselves later that he was a very, very good president. >> mandela died on thursday at the age of 95. his body is going to lie in state for three days. president obama, they phoned the widow yesterday. saying they are staying true for the profound influence that has been had on them and the
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people of south africa and the entire world. z san francisco, they are going -- and san francisco, they are going to hold their memorial on wednesday at 8:00 in the morning, which will be held in the city hall and the former mayor willie brown has been asked to honor that service. the book will be available for the public sign and the mayor's office all of next week. new this morning the defense secretary will be flying to afghanistan. the surprise visit is a part of their week long mideast tour, which is video of him yesterday meeting with the american soldiers. the pentagon says they are traveling there for their service as they do not plan to meet with the afghan president, who is currently in a dispute with the white house because he is refusing to sign the security agreement that would allow the u.s. troops to stay in afghanistan, past 2014. and then just a short time ago, hagel announced that the afghan defense minister reassure them that the security deal will be signed in a timely manner. a controversy at a catholic
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high school. the random test that students are being forced to take, which have nothing to do with the classroom. after saving the city by the bay, that kid is heading back to san francisco and to take part in some special holiday events. it's okay to put away the umbrella, but not winter coats. a cool dry condition expected for today and a freeze warning in store for the overnight hours. we'll take a look at what you can expect coming up. /ñ?ññ
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awaiting the arrival of merrill newman. he's 85 years old, coming back from north korea after being detained there for six weeks. he was released citing his advanced age and health. he's on the ground and may be in customs, but we have a crew
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standing by. we'll let you know when he comes out of customs and into the sfo terminal. almost one year to the day of the sandy hook school shooting. another playground is being built in honor of one of the victims. she was one of the children killed during the shooting on december 14. the theme of the playground is purple and pink, some of her favorite colors. it's being built by the sandy hook ground project. a high school in illinois making headlines for a controversy new policy requiring students to submit to random alcohol tests. it's located just outside of chicago. this fall the private catholic church began weekly alcohol testing, using hair samples to test and they are able to reveal the student who has had more than an occasional glass of beer or wine in the past 90 days. >> this policy is aimed at helping kids say no. and aimed at helping kids who
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are starting to get into the habit of using alcohol change. >> the majority of the students say they support the test chain. but according to the american civil liberties union, it's an invasion of privacy. other schools around the country, they are keeping a close eye on that policy. and well that kid is making his way back to san francisco. the 5-year-old miles scott is returning to the city to support the san francisco police department and the make a wish foundation. at their annual brave the bay fundraiser. miles will be the special honor at today's event -- special honoree at today's event. he'll also participate in the santa walk and run and plunge into the bay. the san francisco's police chief son has raised $30,000 in bat kid t-shirt sales. the designer behind kid mar clothings say all the proceeds will be donated to the make a wish foundation. and at one point the website was overwhelmed by requests for that $20 tee. he says that the website is now
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up and running, but the bat kid tee sold out. but there are other items still available, including sweatshirts and a beanie. the weekend is here. we'll turn to rosemary to see how we're looking so far this saturday. a freeze warning on its way? >> you're right. cold air is spilling into the bay area as this storm is now moving out of our area and into southern california. i want to show you here along i- 5 and the grapevine now having trouble. grapevine right about 1,500 feet in elevation. but now again they're beginning to see the rain/snow mix and perhaps some snow. so if you or if you know somebody traveling to southern california for the weekend, be prepared for that and we've been talking about the sierra all morning long. with chains required there as well. let's come home and talk about our weather here with a few showers as you can see popping up around santa cruz and into the hills. we've had some snowfall over highway 17 in the overnight hours, right about 1,800 feet or so snowfall over mt. helena.
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so yes, indeed, it was a cool system that brought us a decent amount of rain and snow to some of the local hills and mountains. now we focus on the cold weather as we will return to very fridged temperatures into the overnight hours. notice that it reads sunday morning 2:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and the entire bay area, it is excluding san francisco. so be prepared for that. definitely harmful to your pets if they sleep outdoors. bring them in. of course, take care of the plants. we've got your extended forecast here. bay area weekend, always in view. temperatures, they are cool this morning. but only warming into the upper 40s for the afternoon. and it will be a cool and breezy day. freeze warning tomorrow morning. temperatures in the afternoon, very similar to today and with a minor warm up as we get into next week. back to you. well, it's the 72nd anniversary of pearl harbor. in the next 30 minutes, people in hawaii, they are going to mark that moment that the the attacks officially began. plus a $145 million facelift. what three bay area colleges
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developing news from san francisco international where just about 30 minutes ago. a man being held in north korea landed back home right here in the bay area. and welcome back to mornings on 2 everyone, i'm mike mibach. >> i'm claudine wong. 85-year-old merrill newman detained in north korea for six weeks. but this morning he's a free man back in the united states. his united airlines flight from
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beijing landed at sfo just before 9:00 this morning. z you are taking a live look at the international terminal in the arrival of the arrival area of the airport. and where a largecontingency of the reporters have gathered, waiting for them to come on out of the doors. you're looking at it right now. we've seen passengers from the various international flights come on out. but so far no sign of the man. his family is expected to be on hand to greet him once he does come out. and now newman was released by north korea and reported the time yesterday. he was surrounded by the reporters when he arrived in beijing. the korean war veteran was visiting north korea when he was pulled off the flight of china on october 26 and charged with hostile acts against the state. he was released, citing the advanced age and health. and i'm very glad to be on my way home. and i appreciate this, the tolerance. and what the government has given to be beyond that way. >> the first thing what would you like to do? >> the wife. [ laughter ] >> yes, thank you very much.
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>> and north korea, they released a video of newman apologizing for their actions during the korean war. he has a history of statements from detainees, so the circumstances of the video remain unknown. he served in a secret unit that claimed south koreans sneaking into north korea. >> can the release of merrill newman release new questions about kenneth bay? he's the longest serving detainee since the end of the korean war from the bay area. his mother was allowed to visit him in north korean he was arrested in november of last year when found traveling with a computer disk containing pictures of starving north korean orphans. well last december he was charged with hostile acts against north korea and sentence today 15 years of hard labor. yesterday, merrill newman's son asked people not to forget about bay. >> and we hope that he too will be allowed to rejoin with his
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family. >> and the family, they are asking for more help from the united states government, saying that they are not doing enough to bring them home. and well dozens of friends and family members gathered tomorrow last night to hold a vigil for the father shot to death on his doorstep. the 26-year-old lydell brown is described as a devoted father of two and a die hard raiders fan. police say that he was killed just outside of his door at the apartment complex on carolina street. they say that brown, they may have been shot bit wood-be burglar as they stepped outside. >> it will mean so much for my family and to his family and if, you know, you can get the littlest piece of anything that would help to solve this and because it deserves to be solved as they did not deserve this to happen. >> and police say that they do have a few witnesses and they are asking for the public for help to track down the shooter. two people are recovering this morning after the car that they were in, they smashed into a home in the south bay. and it happened yesterday
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afternoon, on meridian avenue. they say that it started when two vehicles collided, sending one to the front of the garage. two people were hospitalized and they had to make a big brace out of lumber, just to keep the gradual from collapsing. >> the bay area man is suspected of drowning two cats, belonging to a homeless woman that is now in custody as they arrested eric leroy patterson yesterday afternoon. they said that he confront add homeless woman last month in san francisco and witnesses, they say that patterson threw the belongings, including her cats into the bay. and patterson is now facing two counts of felony and animal cruelty and if convicted could get up to two years in jail. three teenage boys, they have been arrested after allegedly getting two girls drunk and raping them at wildcat canyon park in richmond as it happened some time late last friday night as they say the girls ages 14 and 17 were drinking with the boys before passing out. regional parks police arrested three teenagers on wednesday
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and two are 17 years old and the other is 15. >> they have suffered a traumatic incident. and that these young ladies are very strong and they are doing everything that they can to recover. >> investigators say they are waiting for the toxicology reports to see if any date rape drugs were used. right now it's not known if they will be charged as adults. three community colleges will be -- will be receiving a facelift. the goal is to modernize the aging building to improve the accessibility and energy efficiency. to fix the city commissioners. and in all 2,700 police radios.
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and that will cost between $27 million. working for months to prepare the system that they describe as unreliable. the radio malfunctioned during president obama's visit last year. police in vallejo are looking for three people that robbed a bank of america. it happened early thursday morning. and three masked men entered the bank from a teller, taking off in the small silver sedan. anyone with information is asked to call police. the possibility of ice and snow has forced today's annual beacon lighting celebration to be moved. the event commemorates thousands of troops killed in the japanese attack on pearl harbor on december 17, 1941. it's been moved to the east bay campus in concord, but the beacon, they will still be lit. organizers say that it will be shining brighter. today marks the attack on pearl harbor about 2,500 marines and sailors were killed that day, prompting the u.s. to enter their war with a handful of
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people that are still alive today and the service people that were involved in that attack. and they were survived, including the former state senator from louisiana. and law enforcement, they say that it bares repeating that they need to slow down. as they say a number of accidents are always spiking in bad weather and that's the concern for them. and falling rain, turning into standing water and roadways and freezing temperatures are happening overnight. it will be hard to spot and they can cause vehicles to hydroplane after losing traction. now, in preparation for the winter months, they're handing out a bag for them in september when they would need to cause some flooding. that's the first sandbag distribution, that will be held the first saturday of each month through march 1 and people, they need to bring a shovel and gloves and to be prepared to build their own bags of sand. giving you a live view here
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from mt. hamilton. take a look at this of mt. hamilton i should say. the observatory is right about 3,200 feet and a dusting of snow in the area. we picked up a little bit of snow over the santa cruz mountains in the sierra. anywhere from 24 inches to 30 inches reported over some of the ski resorts. that's great news. now, here we are left with the partly sunny skies over the southern half of the bay area and into santa cruz and the rain pretty much out of here, even though picking up a few cells earlier today. and they have shifted to the areas right around here for them and just east. a few scattered showers are falling along highway 1. let's head to the sierra because the snow continues to fall here where we are again, seeing a pretty good amount of the last couple of days i should say, 24 hours to 30 hours or so. heavenly reporting 30 inches of fresh snow. snow level all the way down into the foothills. we've had live reports from
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placerville this morning with the snow there and placerville right about 1,800 feet. all the way down to about 1,200 feet in some cases. so if you're going to the sierras for today, they will be remaining there. plus, we're pretty much done with the rain, but take a look at this, reporting .47 inches. .41 in santa rosa and a little more than .3 in oakland. san francisco picking up almost .4 in san jose. some areas are picking up an inch or so and so it has moved on and behind it, we will be breezy and cool for today. fairfield is reporting about 13 miles per hour right now. 21 at the airport. reporting 15 miles per hour with the temperature wise, upper 30s to the upper 40s around the bay area. right now, 39 to santa rosa and oakland and a cool start, although not as cool as yesterday morning. we'll get back to the cooler numbers. hold on just a moment. we'll take a look at the highs, perhaps 50 degrees in oakland
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for the second half of your afternoon, which is really about it. it will be a cool day and your extended forecast here with your bay area weekend always in view. the storm is pretty much behind us. looking at cold weather to return with a freeze warning for the entire bay area excluding san francisco as they will be a lot colder as they need to get there tomorrow morning. and a minor warm up as they head into the business week. well time is 9:40 and new this morning president obama is calling on congress to take care of those hurt most by the recession. and right now more than one million of our fellow americans are poised to lose the vital lifeline. just a few days after christmas. if congress doesn't do something about it. >> and this morning's weekly address, the president says is that before lawmakers leave for the holiday break that they will need to extend the unemployment benefits to about 1.3 million americans. those benefits, they will need to end at the end of the year.
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but the president, they say they include about 20,000 veterans serving the country with distinction. all right, it looks like merrill newman is about to address the media. let's go back out to san francisco international as it looks like their son is there. let's listen in. >> good morning. i'm jeff newman. i'm merrill's son. and merrill is going to make a brief statement, allow you to take as many photos as you would like. and then we're going to leave as a family. and so thank you for your attention and here is merrill newman. >> good morning. i'm delighted to be home. i want to thank the swedish embassy. and the american embassy in beijing for all their help. it's been a great homecoming. and i'm tired, but i'm ready.
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that's my family now. and thank you all for the support that we've got. and very much appreciate it. >> i think that it will be including our comments right now. thank you. >> all right. it was a very quick statement from merrill newman, but there he is back home and safe. and the family says that they are going to leave together as a family as we know that he wanted to spend time with his wife and certainly glad to see him back off the plane safely, but made a very quick short statement. >> yeah the 85-year-old saying i'm tired, happy to be with my family and thank you for your support. and i appreciate it. so a small line there, but you can tell he is very happy to be next to his wife and son there at sfo. coming up next here on mornings on 2, holiday traveling means long lines and
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big crowds. and now certain people, they might be getting a break when it comes to getting through security. and football fans are preparing for tomorrow's big game between the san francisco 49ers and the seattle seahawks as police, they prepare for any acts that might take place off the field. we'll give you a live look outside. it's traffic on the bay bridge toll plaza. no problems heading into san francisco right now, but they are warning folks on out there to be careful with the black ice, pearly as temperatures, they will begin to drop later in the day. time now is 9:43. you're watching mornings on 2. [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets
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9:45 on the clock. we'll recap the top stories for them this morning and another one hurt at the shooting of the hip hop concert at the park last night. as multiple shooters got into a gunfight at the parking lot. and the two female victims were caught in the cross fire. the memorial, they are continuing to grow outside the johannesburg home where nelson mandela died on thursday. and this morning their family issued the first statement since the death. calling him a pillar of the family whose spirit is still with them today. president obama and the former president bill clinton and george w. bush will attend a memorial for him. and just about five minutes ago, we showed you merrill newman at san francisco. and there is still a group there. live there. and can you hear me? >> if you are breaking up just a little bit, we watched merrill newman and his wife and
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son walk out of the airport. brought down to the hall way and escorted by the security to come to the podium for just a moment where he said that he is happy to be back and that he is tired, but that he had an ear- to-ear grim as you can tell he is very excited to see his wife, family, friends, all here to greet him as well as he would not answer any questions, regarding the treatment or his time in north korea, but that he will be headed home at this point after being detained in north korea for 42 days. but again, ear-to-ear smiles, all is well here at san francisco airport. they just left a couple moments ago. live at sfo, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right, katie, thank you for the update. there are new concerns about a group of whales that were found stranded in the everglades. 20 whales have broken up, and they will be just a few miles from the beach. they are hoping that the whales will be headed back for the deeper colder weathers, former a habitat about 20 mile on out
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to sea. >> it is welcoming news for the holiday travelers. some are randomly being chosen to freeze through the security. it's a service that they pay for, but some are being picked for a one-time use of that special line. they say that's because the agency, they are now focusing on the risk-based security plan. >> and they are giving us a chance to focus on the people that we don't know a lot about so we can screen them more effectively. >> we just went through with no shoes. you don't need to take your coats off, they don't look in your bags, nothing. >> travelers in the tsa pre- checked lines don't need to take off their belts or jackets at the check point. they also don't need to take out their laptops or liquids out of the bag. adding non-stop flights. the services expected to start in june. right now the delta, it's the only there offering the non- stop service to salt lake city, alaska airlines, as they say that the tickets, they will be available starting next week.
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and later today, united states airlines will be hosting a fantasy flight to the north pole on out of san francisco international airport. and about 50 young children from oakland children's hospital. and the medical center, they will all be on that flight. that will take a short trip around the bay area and then it will come back to sfo to a different gate that will look just like the north pole. the children will be able to meet santa, eat refreshments and get a few gifts before returning home. it's a switch from the tolltakers to save them miranda warnings but not as much as originally planned. 28 full-time job seekers will be making room for the new system. but now 25 customer service reps have had to be hired to yield phone calls from confused customers. they say due to the overwhelming number of calls, websites that they need to visit that the system has required costly upgrades. we're saving money for the programs. and so yes, there's been some
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confusions, but it's not massive. >> they say that they are saving more than $1 million in the salaries of the toll takers alone. people with disabilities fear that they could be hurt the most with the transit labor disputes that are not resolved. about 4,000 passengers use it each weekday while many could turn to backup plans in case of the third strike. z they may be stuck with limited or no other modes of transportation. ac transit carries more than 179,000 people each weekday. the agency is currentfully a 60- day cooling off period with employees that started on october 22. and there are privacy concerns this morning in connection to the covered california health insurance program. the spokesperson for the exchange says that they gave them names and contact information for tens of thousands of people that log on to the website to check out the coverage. their information was released, despite the fact that they specifically ask not to be
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contacted. they say that it started handing out the information this week as a part of the pilot program for them to help people enroll in the december 23 deadline. information does not include social security numbers or incomes. the san francisco police department is increasing security for tomorrow's big game between the seattle seahawks and the 49ers. police are concerned that the intense rivalry between the two teams, they might spread to the fans, which will be leading to brawls like the fistfights we saw between the 49ers and the raider fans. seahawks reporters have gone online, asking about whether or not it is safe at candlestick park. >> i think that, you know, i've been getting quite a few e- mails saying my son is going to the game, should he wear his jerseys or i'm bringing my girlfriend, you know, am i going to be safe? >> and now some san francisco police officers, they are going to be under cover. dress in seattle gear. now we have a way for you to show your pride with a friendly competition going on with our sister station in
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seattle to see who could get more likes and shares on facebook. help us by going to our walls and click like or share our badge with your facebook friend. and remember that you can watch that game right here on ktvu. kickoff at 1:25 tomorrow. followed by the post-game show and then the point after, hosted by the sports director. mark ibanez here for you. the latest resort that is opening up their doors for skiers and snowboarders. the home of the man that brought us the happiest place on earth. and now it's getting a facelift of its own. dry and chilly today with the bigger concern coming up overnight. who will face a freeze warning coming up. [woman] you wrapped the...
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several grove warming techniques to try to make sure that they could do it for the next few days. and the extra irrigation, fire, and then a lot of tender love and care. and another tahoe ski resort is open for business. yesterday sierra tahoe opened their business for the first time for the skiers and the snowboarders. they dropped five inches of snow and more is expected this weekend and the resort, they opened up this weekend at 9:00 a.m. and if you are heading up to the slopes this weekend. and that the resorts, they are offering a discount for the early ski season rates. and now at the grammy- nomination concert, they took a moment to honor the former south african president nelson mandela. and it is a difference for them and that one person could make. and it is a brave man of them who do not feel afraid. may this brave man rest in peace. [ cheering and applause ] >> how a school paid tribute to mandela while hosting last
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night's event. it was also about next year's big event, coming up with nine nominations. they will be held on sunday, january 26. and the childhood home of walt disney is getting a makeover, announcing their plans to renovate the home as they say that it will be restored to what it looked like in 1901. the project is expected to be finished some time next year. when complete, it will be reopened as the non-profit museum. and now the story of kado. after being robbed twice, they tracked down the four-legged thief, his name is kado. he got off his leash, making a break for some of the nearby stores. around the same time the manager of the dollar store noticed the beef bones and the dog treats disappearing from the show. when they looked at surveillance video, she saw kado sneaking in and running out with those treats. >> taking him out to the car wash over here mind the the grass, digging hole -- behind the grass and digging holes and
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burying them. >> he's back at home. the owner said this is not the first time he's gone exploring. he was also known to visit a pizza hut, even a yogurt shop. we want to mention that the rain stopped just in time for the parade and the america's children's holiday parade is going to be held today. >> cool. >> in oakland at 2:00. favor dave and i will be there. rosemary, we would like some nice weather. i know the rain is gone. can you warm it up just a bit? >> oakland will be one of the warmest places around, although 50 degrees, it's not that warm, but it will be sunny in the afternoon and a little breezy. dress in layers, bring the warm clothing for the little ones and you should be just fine. temperatures right now, they are outside our doors, widespread low to mid to upper 40s. then for the afternoon, mid-40s to about 50 degrees. so we're not going to see a lot of change for the course of the day as it will be a chilly one with the northwest breeze blowing as we are seeing the breeze in some areas. so it will be already
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occurring. it will continue for the afternoon as we get into tonight and mostly clear skies, the winds will begin to die down and the temperatures, they will really need to bottom out back into the 20s for some of us and a freeze warning for the bay area and excluding san francisco for the early morning hours of sunday. and tomorrow afternoon, just as cool and then a minor warm up into the business week. >> all right, thank you, rosemary. >> we appreciate it. thank you. that's our report for this morning. we appreciate you making ktvu your choice for news. our next newscast follows college football. of course, we'll be following the homecoming of merrill newman throughout the day. we're on facebook, twitter, all over the place. thanks for watching everyone, have a great saturday. good morning nelly! woah. hey! have you ever tried honey nut cheerios? love 'em. neat! now you on the other hand... you need some help. why? look atchya. what is that? you mean my honey wand?
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kaepernick under center. and takes it for the end zone. touchdown 49ers. beautifully done by kaepernick. 49ers